Avera Homemade Masks Project

Mar 27, 2020

In The Moment ... March 27, 2020 Show 783 Hour 2

In times of crisis, South Dakotans are naturally inclined to spring into action and be of assistance. Dzenan Berberovic is Chief Philanthropy Officer at Avera Health. Stacey Erickson is Vice President of Quality and Data Integration. They join us to talk about how Avera is encouraging community members to help. 

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United Way of the Black Hills

A major charity in Rapid City is making a big change: Instead of trying to help solve dozens of community problems, it’s going to focus on a few key ones. 

The United Way of the Black Hills raised more than $2 million last year. The money got spread around to help 50 local agencies. 

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... January 8, 2019 Show 729 Hour 2

Profit for good! Historian Eric Abrahamson joins us to detail philanthropy's role in economic development and how things are changing in the digital world. Abrahamson is an author and the president of Vantage Point Historical Services. 

The Economics of Giving

Nov 12, 2019

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

November is a month for "Thanks" and "Giving." In The Moment takes an in-depth look at gratitude and philanthropy in South Dakota. Can practicing gratitude make you happier, healthier, and more connected? What's the role of altruism in the state and how do South Dakotans maximize the value of their generosity?

We spend November thankful, inspired, and determined to make a difference right here at home, culminating in South Dakota's Day of Giving.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 27, 2019 Show 646 Hour 1

Jim Scull has dedicated his life to building stronger communities while helping transform the lives of children and families. Scull's successful business ventures include Dakota Specialties, MAC Construction and Scull Construction.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 1

Laurie Paarlberg studies issues of diversity, equity, grantmaking and the rural/urban divide. She is the Charles Stewart Mott Chair on Community Foundations and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Paarlberg was the 50th Morning Fill Up series guest at The Garage in Rapid City Tuesday. Morning Fill Up is hosted by The Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Muffy Christen's Family Pays Tribute

Jan 28, 2019

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Hour 1

"Muffy" Christen was a noted philanthropist, civic and community leader, and co-builder of a $1 billion South Dakota banking institution.

Christen died earlier this month at the age of 89.

Her husband of 67 years, Paul Christen, and her daughter Becky Pohlad, reflect on Muffy's life and legacy of giving. 

Morning Fill Up With Miles Beacom

Jan 11, 2019
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 11, 2019 Show 493 Hour 1

As CEO and President of PREMIER Bankcard, Miles Beacom has seen the organization grow to over 3.5 million accounts, and thousands of employees across South Dakota.

Beacom was the Morning Fill Up guest Friday at The Garage in Rapid City, presented by The Numad Group, where he talked about leadership and becoming a corporate citizen.

South Dakota Day Of Giving 2018 Hour 1

Nov 27, 2018

In The Moment ... November 27, 2018 Show 467 Hour 1

We celebrate generosity, courage and gratitude on this South Dakota Day of Giving.

On today's In The Moment we meet just a few of the hundreds of people and organizations across the state participating in South Dakota's first-ever statewide day of philanthropy. Find the full list at and use the hashtag #ForSouthDakota on social media.


Paula Jensen, South Dakota Day of Giving Advisory Committee

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

What's your first memory of learning to give? Were you placing an offering in a collection plate? Maybe you offered breakfast in bed to your mother alongside a flower perched in a paper cup.

Dr. Dwight Burlingame is one of America's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of philanthropy. He's in town for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City, sponsored by the Bush Foundation and the Numad Group.

Dana Dykhouse On Philanthropy

Mar 30, 2018

In The Moment ... March 30, 2018 Show 306 Hour 1

First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse spoke to guests at the Morning Fill Up Friday at the Garage in Rapid City. He discussed philanthropy and economic development in South Dakota. After the Morning Fill Up, presented by the Numad Group, he joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke for more discussion on In The Moment.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 1 

Sue Salter is the new president and CEO for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota.

A statewide campaign for unused airline miles held March 1 raised more than one million miles for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, enabling the chapter to grant more travel wishes to kids across the state.

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 1

We discuss a new reading initiative in the Black Hills with Jessica Gromer, Program Officer, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, Jamie Toennies, Executive Director of United Way of the Black Hills, and Michaela Mader-Tully, United Way of the Black Hills Marketing Coordinator.

In The Moment ... January 10, 2018 Show 253 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins In the Moment for a look at a Winter Classic basketball tournament where the coaches went shoeless for a good cause.

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

Sherry DeBoer, executive director of the South Dakota Humanities Council joins us for a look at the SDHC activities from 2017. We also spend time looking ahead to the in-depth initiatives of 2018.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Bobbie Tibbetts, Vice President, Sanford Health Foundation, joins the program to discuss the impact of philanthropy in the state. We talk about gifts, both big and small, as well as the role of philanthropy in healthcare.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Jennifer Kirby was recently recognized as "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser" at the 2017 Governor's Awards for Philanthropy.

Avera Health was named "Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation."

Lindsey Meyers, with Avera Health, and Jennifer Kirby joins us for a conversation about philanthropy in South Dakota and how personal connections drive the way we help one another.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

Millions of dollars are raised on Giving Tuesday across the globe. We talk about the scamming industry poised to capitalize on generosity. We also discuss finding the right charitable organization for your donations. We’re joined by Heather Benson, Ryan Howlett, and Amos Aesoph.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 2

As we look at the international push for philanthropy on Giving Tuesday, we welcome Madeline Shields, Development and Marketing Director at The Banquet feeding ministry in Sioux Falls. We talk about the mission of serving volunteers as well as those seeking a hot meal.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

University of Sioux Falls student McKenzie Erickson joins the program to talk about Love Your Melon – an organization founded and run by college students on the mission of improving the lives of children battling cancer. We also discuss how social media is changing the lives of American teenagers.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 2 

Paul Krueger joins us for a look a at Make-A-Wish South Dakota, as we talk about providing sick children in the state a chance to make their wishes come true.

Dakota Midday: Pam Moret On Charity's Role in Communities

Jul 18, 2016
Numad Group

Bush Foundation Board Chair Pam Moret has plenty of experience in both leadership and philanthropic efforts. She has led two Fortune 500 companies and has served on numerous nonprofit boards to maintain an active role in her community.

Courtesy Bush Foundation

During her career Pam Moret spent a lot of time as a leader. Before she retired Moret served as President and CEO brightpeak financial and Senior Vice President Strategic Development at Thrivent Financial.

South Dakota Hall of Fame

Next week the South Dakota Hall of Fame inducts nine new members. Since 1974, the hall has honored and recognized individuals who have shaped the fabric and culture of the state. Greta Chapman, president and CEO of the South Dakota Hall of Fame board, says the honored individuals also demonstrate a level of excellence that inspire others in the state. Members include important historical figures along with individuals from government, business, agriculture, sports, medicine, arts, entertainment and other fields.

Northwest Area Foundation Leader Speaks in Rapid City

Aug 27, 2015
Charles Michael Ray

The president and CEO of the Northwest Area Foundation says the demographic changes underway in this country make him optimistic about the future.   

But Kevin Walker says more needs to be done to create opportunities for poor and marginalized people in this economy if the United States is going to compete globally.

The Northwest Area Foundation is a $400-million dollar philanthropic organization that was started about 80 years ago.  It invests in projects across eight northwestern states and 75 indigenous nations.


Much of the strength of South Dakota’s rural communities is built upon the work of volunteers in non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Leaders interested in learning how to continue making South Dakota a better place to live, work and play are invited to series of luncheon conversations next week in Rapid City, Aberdeen and Mitchell. 

New Fund Celebrates South Dakota's 125th Anniversary

Aug 13, 2014

A group of Rapid City volunteers has started a new fund to help celebrate the state’s 125th anniversary. The Frontier Fund aims to raise at least $125 thousand in South Dakota and then give that money in small grants to local community non-profit organizations.  The idea is to not only meet needs in the state, but also build community and expand the notion of philanthropy through the fundraising effort. Charles Michael Ray spoke with fund organizers Matt Ehlman, Megan Clark and Madison Zimmerman-Dusek.

Philanthropy And Voluntarism In American Society

Feb 19, 2014

Philanthropy and voluntarism have played a unique role in the development of American society, but Americans have always been uneasy about the influence of great private wealth on public policy. Eric John Abrahamson, co-author of the new book Democracy and Philanthropy, is principal historian and founder of Vantage Point Historical Services. He'll talk about this tension in American history and lead a general discussion of the role of philanthropy in South Dakota and the United States today this Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Theater at The Journey Museum.